Kanaha Beach Park – Maui, Hawaii

The main kitesurfing/kiteboarding spot on the island is at Kanaha Beach Park on the north shore of
Maui, located next to the main airport (OGG) on the island. The airport site was chosen back in the
1920s when single prop planes utilized the wind to help them get enough lift to takeoff so they chose
one of the windiest spots on the island. The spot offers favorable winds throughout much of the year
with clean trade winds coming from an ENE direction, wide sandy beaches, and emergency landing
points farther downwind in the event anything goes wrong. The winds are strong at this point as the
incoming trade winds funnel between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains. Utilize the Kahului
Airport and Kahului Harbor wind sensors to see what the winds are doing. Best wind directions are NE
and ENE. E winds can be good, especially for wave riding, if you are comfortable riding 1-2 miles
offshore. Big Air and Wave style dominate. The Pro Pool is great for wakestyle is the wind direction has a
lot of N in it as the rocks create a small flat water pool like area.

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